SARS has changed the way the transferring of tax types on eFiling works. Previously, the tax type had to be requested, and then after 5 business days, the taxpayer received an override code.
This has now changed. Taxpayers do not have to wait anymore. eFiling now gives taxpayers the option to immediately transfer the tax type using a one time pin.
It is very important to note, that the contact details of the taxpayer has to be up to date at SARS. This is because the one time pin is sent via sms or email. In the case of a company, a public officer has to be assigned by SARS. Click here for more details about how to appoint a public officer.
SARS has recently changed the way in which newly registered companies are registered on eFiling. Once you have done a company registration, CIPC automatically notifies SARS, who then issues the company with an income tax number.
Appointing a public officer after a company registration
Before a company can be registered on eFiling, one of the directors has to be appointed as the public officer at SARS. This means that they will verify the contact details, and link the business tax profile to the personal tax profile of the public officer.
After this process is done, the company can register on eFiling using a one time pin(OTP) which is sent to the public officer. Returns can then be submitted and a tax clearance obtained.